Curtin University
Curtin Karate Club

Martial Art

Practising karate is an excellent opportunity to take part in a cultural activity, and to study an ancient art, while obtaining valuable skills in self-defence. It gives you the chance to take your mind off things, while engaging in a completely different activity.

At the Curtin University Karate Club, the style of karate we practise is Shito-Ryu. Our Tai Shin Kan school is an off-shoot of the Shobukan Association.
Literally translated, Tai Shin Kan means "Self New School", but its more precise meaning is:

"School To Train Towards An Empowered New Self".

Our club teaches a traditional style of karate, but also places an emphasis on covering all aspects of karate, namely:
  • Fitness to build a stronger body and mind
  • Self defence techniques, aimed at getting out of real-life situations in one piece
  • Traditional weapons
  • Exploring oriental intrinsic / metaphysical training
  • Learning martial strategies
We also familiarise ourselves with knowledge and methods from other styles and martial arts, to complement our own.

Demonstration of focus and presence during a tournament
Demonstration of focus and presence during a tournament

Using a nunchaku to disarm an attacker wielding a Bo, and counter-attacking with a joint-kick Presence of mind to execute a kick under pressure
Using a nunchaku to disarm an attacker wielding a Bo, and counter-attacking with a joint-kick Presence of mind to execute a kick under pressure